Sustainable Innovation

Sustainable Development for Caterpillar means leveraging technology and innovation to increase efficiency and productivity with less impact on the environment and helping our customers do the same.

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Innovation & Technology

Caterpillar's Driverless Trucks Pay Off for FMG
There’s nobody at the wheel at Fortescue Metals Group. And it’s paying dividends. ... The 47 Caterpillar 793 trucks which Fortescue obtained from WesTrac are robotic — steadily plodding their way around mine sites as sensors send information to powerful computers for processing and new instructions for the 240-tonne workhorse.


Caterpillar Turns on Hybrid Solar-diesel 'Microgrid'
Caterpillar Inc. has run its Tucson proving ground near Green Valley since 1990, putting mining trucks and other massive machines through their paces in the shadow of Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita mine.

Innovation & Technology

Caterpillar Launches Cat® Microgrid Technology Suite, Integrating Renewable Energy Sources with Traditional Power Generation
Caterpillar Inc. today announced the launch of Cat® Microgrid technology, an innovative suite of power systems that adds environmentally friendly solar panels, state-of-the-art energy storage, and advanced monitoring and control systems to Caterpillar’s traditional line of reliable power generation equipment, including Cat generator sets, switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies and automatic transfer switches.


Gas-to-Electricity Plant Debuts at Irvine's Bowerman Landfill
The Bowerman Power Project went into operation this week, converting methane gas, a byproduct of landfill trash, into enough electricity to power 26,000 homes.


Powered by Trash: Enabling Customer Sustainability
At Caterpillar, we are “champions for our customers’ enduring success”. When it comes to sustainability projects, often times our customers are focused on their customers’ success. That is precisely the case for Caterpillar customer, Montauk Energy, and their work at the Bowerman Landfill in Orange County, California.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Caterpillar Inc. and Sun Select Produce Inc. Announce Plans for Greenhouse Collaboration
Caterpillar Inc. and SunSelect Produce, Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration that will take the waste products of Caterpillar’s combined heat and power cogeneration facility in Mossville, Illinois, and put them to productive use in SunSelect hydroponic greenhouses. The greenhouse is expected to utilize excess thermal energy and carbon dioxide from ATPS’s natural gas fired turbines. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals, satisfactory due diligence, permitting and closing conditions.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Reduction In Gas Flaring Earns Caterpilllar Customer A World Bank Excellence Award

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